About Us

Welcome to Clapham Manor website. Our website aims to give a snapshot of our school.

Clapham Manor is located in Clapham Old Town, close to the main High Street and Clapham Common tube station.
Clapham Manor was built in 1881, with extensions in 1928, 1945 and 2008. It has three floors with fourteen classrooms, together with a library, music room, a food technology room and two large halls. (The lower hall is also the dining room).

The school has two sites: the primary school is located on the main site, and the nursery and Children’s Centre are on the second site.

The main school has three separate small playgrounds. The smallest is used exclusively for Reception. The playgrounds are well equipped with climbing frames and play areas for quiet and imaginative games. The Olympic playground is used for physical education and features an astro turf pitch and an athletics track. There is also a nature garden in the playground.

We have 420 children aged 5 – 11 years. The Nursery class has 22 part-time places and 15 full-time places and there are approximately 30 two-year-olds in our Children’s Centre. For further information on the Children’s Centre, please click the link on the right.

The children usually spend three terms in the Nursery before going into the Reception class in the year they turn five. In the infant and junior departments there are 30 children in each class. All classes are supported by teaching assistants. We can take up to 60 children in each academic year. All the classes are mixed ability.

Ms Renuka Chinnadurai is the Headteacher and Mr John Knight is the Chair of Governors. A list of staff and governors is shown under separate headings.

During our last Ofsted Inspections in 2007 both the school and the Children’s Centre were given outstanding reports, and in May 2012 the Children’s Centre Services was again given an outstanding inspection report for the services provided for parents and young children in the local community.

In 2006 we were given the Active Mark for Sport and the Healthy School Award. In May 2012 we were awarded the Arts Council England gold award for a second time.

In 2010 we were awarded the Quality Mark by the Basics Skill Agency.

We have a School Council which meets once per term to discuss school issues. The Council consists of elected children from each class, some members of staff and the Headteacher. Agendas and minutes are published and can be viewed on the children’s display screen on the entrance lobby.

Clapham Manor is part of a collaborative formed by 5 local primary schools, a secondary school and a local nursery. For further information about our collaborative, please click the link on the right.

Our new school extension was nominated for the RIBA Stirling Prize, and came second.

Our office team will be happy to answer any questions you have about the school.


To see how Clapham manor compares to other schools use this link: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/performance/